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RE: Ford F150 STX V6

First, let me say that we are old hands at towing and knowing how to pick a tow vehicle that will pull the trailer we have. We have had our current vehicle since 2006 and have safely towed several different rigs with it since then. My post here wasn't to debate the safety of the truck we are thinking of getting as it pertains to our trailer----I was simply wondering if anyone else out there has this truck and what their feelings are (pro and con) on how it tows their rig! It's not like you can take a potential vehicle for a test drive, drive it home and hook it up to the trailer and drive it around for a while to see how it handles! Thus my original question. We don't need a new truck right now. Our current vehicle is well maintained and has less less than 90K miles on it---which is not something you will find in most 14 year old trucks! What prompted this was hubby's retirement plans---the clock has begun ticking and we thought it might be prudent to buy a new truck now, while he's still working and bringing in a paycheck, rather than waiting until we have to buy a new truck and we'd be tapping into a fixed budget (post retirement). Our current truck has only the basic technology that is found in the newer trucks and if we wait until we need to buy a new truck, our trade-in is going to be almost laughable. Anyway, thank you one and all for your thoughts/comments---they are appreciated. And a special shout-out to Mitch, who lives just up over the hill from where we are! Happy trails! I have for years said "go into retirement with new vehicles and toys, that are paid for!" Regarding the little 2.7L Ecoboost it is a bomb in our 2020 Edge ST. It turns our 4500 SUV into a hotrod(0-60 in 5.7, 1/4 Mile at 98 in 14.1). It would be a good engine in a F150 lively grocery getter. For a F150 TV I would look at the larger 3.5 Ecoboost V6.
Me Again 09/21/20 08:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian 1/2 ton high temp, grade test. Good read/video

And when that happens I wouldn’t be surprised if ford is first to the plate. You mean the ElecBoost Ford power train. I think we need a electrified 3rd rail or over head lines like trolleys use! Charge as you go!
Me Again 09/19/20 08:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing vehicle Ford vs GMC Dually Super Duty (used)

You will find Ford to be the #1 tow vehicle & top selling heavy duty truck. That may not be true, as F150's are a big part of Ford's truck sales, and are not HD trucks. Nov 2019 HD truck sales:
Me Again 09/17/20 05:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing vehicle Ford vs GMC Dually Super Duty (used)

I would not want a Dodge either seeings as they disappeared in 2011. Dodge=Ram. Just because they put another name on it doesn't change who makes it Actually 2013 is when it became OFFICIALLY "RAM". We were both wrong: 2010 In 2009, the Chrysler Group restructured the Dodge brand. Cars and minivans went under the Dodge nameplate, while its trucks, the Dodge Ram and Dodge Dakota, became Ram trucks. Since the 2010 model year, Ram has been a separate part of the same company that focuses solely on trucks.,that%20focuses%20solely%20on%20trucks.
Me Again 09/17/20 02:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New tow vehicle!

Surfs pretty well for a 20’ boat. This is the better part of 2000lbs ballast and over 1000lbs of human ballast. Looks better with boat riding on it's bottom vs chine.
Me Again 09/15/20 06:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New tow vehicle!

So boat 3500 Trailer 600-800 Fuel 275 Gear on board 150 So we are at 4525 to 4725 pounds behind a jeep with a 2000-3500 tow rating! Go for it. OH yeah, was the tongue jack down for the picture?
Me Again 09/13/20 03:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New tow vehicle!

Does good!
Me Again 09/12/20 08:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Considering a '17 3500 Ram

As the title says, looking for comments from the Ram owners. Has the HO with Aisin. Mega cab with Laramie trim. 55,000 miles. Any thoughts, comments? Does it have heat/AC vents under the front seats for the rear passengers? Weird question but important one for us. Thanks S SRW or Dually? We love our SRW with 3.42 gears and Aisin, towed at 24,500 combined just fine and is a freeway cruiser empty. Like the Laramie trim level and full center console. Our 2015 has heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear seats. I believe that there are HVAC ducts under the front seats that service the rear passengers. Hard to go wrong with the 2017 model year. Chris
Me Again 09/12/20 07:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

There's some dumb intersections out there, but the ones that are the worst are the ones where incoming traffic merges from the left. So you have driven in the Seattle area?
Me Again 09/06/20 08:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

Anyone that says they get their best mileage at 72 MPH is not in touch with reality. Since aerodynamic drag increases dramatically as speed increases, it is impossible to reverse basic laws of physics. Slow down AND grow up. I have a caveat to that. We towed a 16K high profile 5th wheel and a combine weight of 24,500 lbs for two years. Then parked the 5th wheel at summer RV Park and for two years have towed a 8K bumper pull. At the same speed in TH at 60 MPH in 5th gear, the mileage was almost exactly the same. The truck will not shift into 6th gear with TH until 65+ MPH. So the second year I started towing a little faster and in 6th gear (no TH) and fuel mileage improved because I was in a taller gear and lower RPMs. I do agree in general the only way to improve fuel mileage is to slow down. Towing a RV trailer over 65MPH is not something I want to do and in my mind not wise. The whole, I have to keep up with traffic on a multi lane road is a bit bogus to me. California has been living for years with state wide speed differentials between cars/small trucks and those with 3 axles or more. We have traveled through California many times towing and just fit in with a pack of trucks that run 59-61 MPH. Never an issue! Those that say it is an issues are fooling themselves, to justify driving faster.
Me Again 09/06/20 01:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

Many states the speed limit for vehicles over 10,000 pounds GVW must obey truck speed limit. The funny part of that is in California speed limit is number of axles based. So a short unstable box van can run at 70 or 75 while three of more axles is limited to 55 MPH. An eighteen wheeler is more stable on the road than most box vans. California seems to get a few things right and the rest wrong.
Me Again 09/06/20 01:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need advise on which new truck - 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

Jerry, I wouldn't trust either driving! Yes the F150 will and should serve the OP very well. Marty You mad because you are not invited? :D :D :D
Me Again 09/05/20 07:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Need advise on which new truck - 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

Y’all have probably succeeded in confusing yet another new member. Given especially statements like it’s unsafe without D or E tires! Well buddy I DO have experience towing with soft sidewalk tires and rolled over going thru Portland. Tell us more, that is a story that I have not heard before. Time for another beer?
Me Again 09/04/20 05:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ram 3500 Order

16 Laramie 3500 DRW, 6.7 HO, Aisin,3.73's, it is our daily driver so we wanted something a litter less spartan. Agreed, we like our Laramie with buckets and full center console. It is our daily drive 7+ months out of the year. Test drove 2014 and 2015 Tradesmen's and did not like the seats at all.
Me Again 09/03/20 08:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ram 3500 Order

Road trip! NO pucks!^^^ I installed the 5th wheel pucks and in bed seven pin plug myself when we bought our 2015 RAM. And we had a great adventure flying from Seattle to Denver Sunday Sept 20th, 2015 first class with air miles, sales lady picked us up Monday morning at the airport motel and drove us to Greeley/John Elway's RAM to finish the paper work for the already paid for truck and take delivery. 48 hours and two motel receipts we were 1350+ miles back to home with it. We left Greeley at 12:30 Monday and arrived home at 12:30 Wednesday. They had three identical Laramie trucks in different colors for $64,595. The one we bought was on the web as a lost leader at $53,555. We did not argue about the price. Sold our Boat on Friday and never leaving the bank where the sale was finalized and wired the money for the truck. Long legged lady loved to cruise a 80 MPH at 1750 RPM on I-80 hour after hour. 409 miles the first afternoon(we drove slow up the Laramie before hitting the interstate), 660 miles Tuesday and 303 Wednesday morning, high five'n each other all the way home. Whoever was in the shotgun seat had to dig into the owners manual when we had trouble figuring something out. We were on a roll, someone saw my post on TDR while traveling home with the new RAM and agreed to purchase our 2001.5 RAM
Me Again 09/03/20 06:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ram 3500 Order

Never mind.
Me Again 09/02/20 06:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need advise on which new truck - 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

Now that we've had both for 4 years, we now are looking at a 30ft 5th Wheel, which our F150 can't tow. But we couldn't get a 3/4 ton up our driveway into the garage. But since we're planning on selling our place, now a 3/4 ton will be the next TV for our future 5th wheel. If you don''t plan on ever getting anything bigger, then a 1/2 ton will work fine. I'm a fan of the F150 3.5 Ecoboost with the Max Tow package. You should be thinking 350/3500 SRW not 250/3500. Just saying.
Me Again 09/02/20 07:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Need advise on which new truck - 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

Running boards on a 3/4 PU is an option to make entry easier. Should be AMP retractable running boards on a 3/4 PU is a GREAT option to make entry easier.
Me Again 09/02/20 07:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ram 3500 Order

They took about 7k off then when you add tax and closing cost $57,900. I think you missed out the door. Thanks Tell them to take 9K off then add the tax and closing cost. It's last years model. By the way, you will most likely pay tax of the original cost before discounts.
Me Again 09/02/20 07:42am Tow Vehicles

We are in the market for a barely used tow vehicle and want to buy an extended warranty. They have always paid off for us. Is there a extended warranty company that you may reccomend? I want to know they will come through for us. Any thoughts or reccomendations welcome. i would only buy the vehicla's manufacturer extended warranty. i bought the Ford one on my used 2014 F150. wouldn't even touch a 3rd party extended vehicle warranty. X2 and keep in mind you can buy online from out of state dealers that heavily discount these high markup warranties. What ^^^^^ he said.
Me Again 09/01/20 10:25pm Tow Vehicles
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